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Which city do you want to win the 2016 Olympics hosting rights?
Chicago, USA
Madrid, Spain
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tokyo, Japan

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2016 Summer Olympics - Rio is chosen!

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Four cities are in the running to become the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, with less than a month to go before the IOC voting session in Copenhagen:


Rio de Janiero is steadily gaining momentum as the frontrunner. Riding on its new frontier status and Brazil's hosting of the 2014 World Cup, Rio could be the first-ever South American host city for the Olympics.

Chicago could provide that much-needed financial boost to the IOC, and the USOC has a great track record in organizing the Games.

The chances of Tokyo and Madrid, despite having technically excellent bids, are low primarily because of Beijing 2008 and London 2012. The IOC has the tendency to rotate its geographical host reference.


The way I see it, Rio and Chicago are head-to-head, but Tokyo isn't far behind. Any city could possibly win, especially with the interesting and rather unpredictable round-by-round voting system of the IOC.

Which city do you want to win? Which city do you think will win? Which city should win?
[ Last edit by Allan October 02, 2009, 05:54 PM ] IP Logged
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If rotating the geographical host is the priority, which I agree with, then it has to be Rio surely. I mean, how many times has America had it already? They've only just had it in 1996. If South America has never had it then surely it's about time they did.
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Personaly I would love Chicago, but I think Rio should definitely be up there Smile
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Rio would be great, I could see it full of colour with a carnival atmosphere and great music.
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It'll be either Rio or Madrid. Announcement at 5:50pm UK time.
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Rio gets it!!!!
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Rio gets it!!!!
Very pleased.  yes  I heard Obama's speech about why America deserved it, and no........ just, no.......
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Very pleased.  yes  I heard Obama's speech about why America deserved it, and no........ just, no.......

D'you mean no to Obama (whose popularity is sliding down the tube, by the way - but no surprises there) or no to America ?
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Gosh - that's 7 years away - amazing!  Well, six and a bit years anyway  ...... too early to book plane tickets and hotel rooms I think ...
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D'you mean no to Obama (whose popularity is sliding down the tube, by the way - but no surprises there) or no to America ?
Both..... tbh... I thought Obama's speech was cringingly awful....  and that shouldn't put me off America, and it doesn't.... but talk about your head being up your own arse......  Whistle
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Both..... tbh... I thought Obama's speech was cringingly awful....  and that shouldn't put me off America, and it doesn't.... but talk about your head being up your own arse......  Whistle

I hope I'm now allowed to say I TOLD YOU SO ........ Rolling Eyes  He's worse than awful ....
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I hope I'm now allowed to say I TOLD YOU SO ........ Rolling Eyes  He's worse than awful ....
I didn't even know you felt that way, and I'm not such a follower that my opinion is justified, but..... what I've heard just says.....  'arse'  on all levels....
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I didn't even know you felt that way, and I'm not such a follower that my opinion is justified, but..... what I've heard just says.....  'arse'  on all levels....

I'm not an Obama fan ..... there are several phrases which come to mind to describe him, none of them PC, so I'll swallow them all ...............
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Yay for Rio - definitely the right choice Smile
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Yay! I think it had to be really, geographical rotation and all
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